I was a windows only user for a very long time, i always had a special spot for linux but couldn't switch becouse i need 3D, video edition and graphics design aplications to run with GPU acceleration, i also like to game so using linux was just not possible for me and even when i tried dualbooting i just stayed in windows anyways, but i think it's time for me to finally switch!
I watched the video where Wendell runs GTA V on Arch and i would like to do something like this but i need some help, i have some questions and hoped that somebody could guide me throu the process.
First of all, i don't feel like running Arch, i think i would be able to but that seems like a lot for first time, i have expirience with Ubuntu, Mint, i used BunsenLabs on my netbook for some time now and i also tried Fedora and Debian a bit. What distro should i use? I'm currently thinking about openSUSE but I don't really know the diference betwen most of them, other than dm and de that i would probably customize anyways and packaging format from which mint's seemd to work the better than ubuntu for me. I would like something that suports what i'm doing best.
I found a lot of distro-specific guides that have confusing and conflicting informations, i would love if somebody could link me to a good, tested, updated guide for a distro that you guys think i should use as host for this and help me follow it.
Second, I would like to know what VM software i should use, i want as good performance as possible.
I also would like to know if i have to give an entire monitor to a VM. I have two but i would like to keep it that way, it would be great if i could use both of my monitors under linux and have VM as a window but have the ability to make it fullscreen, you know, like all normal VMs do... but i found some worrying info that you are required to have a separate screen, mouse and keyboard for a VM with passed GPU.
I'm fairly sure my system can do this, i checked as best as i could but if somebody can, please tell me if this would be at all possible on my system:
MSI Krait z97s SLI
GTX 970 G1 Gaming
HyperX FURY 1866 CL10 2x8GB
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB + Toshiba 3TB HDD
I don't think the rest of my specs are rellevent but if you want i can post them too. I haven't overclocked any of my parts.
That's all right now but i'm sure i will have more questions later, thanks!